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Tour Almost years on hundreds of fans still make the pilgrimage to the windswept memorial which marks the spot where he died A man of contradictions Simpson was one of the first cyclists to admit to using Put Me Kindle banned drugs and was accused of fixing races yet the dapper. This book is excellent You don t need to be knowledgable on cycling or medicine as it breaks everything down into layman s terms If you don t follow the Tour de France every July I suggest you

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Put Me Back on My Bike In Search of Tom Simpson

'The best cycling Back on PDFEPUB #182 biography ever written' Velo Tom Simpson was an Olympic medallist world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France He died a tragic early death on the barren moonscape of the Mont Ventoux during the. I really admired Fotheringham s balanced approach to his subject It s sometimes too easy to give in and be defensive when you genuinely like the person you re writing about and Simpson clearly

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Major Tom inspired awe and affection for the obsessive will to win which was ultimately to cost him his life Put me Back on my Bike revisits the places and people associated with Simpson to produce the definitive Me Back on My Bike PDFEPUBstory of Britain's greatest ever cyclist. Thoroughly excellent read Extremely well balanced account of a man who wold have split the cycling world if he were alive today This covers the triumphs as a track pursuit cyclist and a road r


10 thoughts on “Put Me Back on My Bike In Search of Tom Simpson

  1. says:

    I cannot believe that this book has been sitting by my bed for almost a year hmm Anyway I was only on page 15 I think so it didn't take me long to get back up to speed with Tom SimpsonWilliam Fotheringham has writ

  2. says:

    Fotheringham is an excellent sports journalist and his knowledge of the arcane world of professional cycling is ev

  3. says:

    I really admired Fotheringham's balanced approach to his subject It's sometimes too easy to give in and be defensive when you genuinely like the person you're writing about and Simpson clearly was a likeable manFotheringham kept enough distance to write about where Simpson went wrong and how Simpson's death was a tragedy

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    Even with the updated afterward and chapters this is essentially a very big story struggling to get out of a thin book about a man cycling up a mountain and dying at the topWhere it gets interesting are the vignettes from Simpson's life that Fotheringham unearths each one fleshing out the man who for most of us only exists as a m

  5. says:

    I just knew of Tom Simpson as the English guy who died cycling up a mountain in the Tour and he took drugs It's a much comp

  6. says:

    This book is excellent You don't need to be knowledgable on cycling or medicine as it breaks everything down into layman's terms If you don't follow the Tour de France every July I suggest you find some footage of

  7. says:

    A fascinating well crafter thoughtful and often moving but never sentimental bookI think its focus is skewed because it revolves around the circumstances of Simpson's untimely death and his legacy to the point where childho

  8. says:

    Thoroughly excellent read Extremely well balanced account of a man who wold have split the cycling world if he were alive today This covers the triumphs as a track pursuit cyclist and a road racer as well as the substance abuse Simpson went thr

  9. says:

    A fascinating account of the life of Tommy Simpson whose memorial on Mt Ventoux I have stood next to on over a dozen occasions from his early life to his tragic death Intensely driven a desire for money overcoming any health

  10. says:

    Good biography of Tom Simpson and well worth a read As with a number of books on similar subjects recently it's almost as much about the author's journey in finding out about his subject as it is about the subject himself If truth be